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  1. probably because for this race competitors were allowed to use their motors.
  2. It's definitely the same sail.
  3. This is incorrect information. I've sailed on the boat for the past 4 or 5 years, and this is the same main. I'm sure if you look through old pictures you can find that its been around for quite some time. It used to be numbered J/103 on one side and J/130 on the other. Lesson #1 has not had a main with reef points since this main was built. The reef points were added about a month ago for this race. As for the condition of the sail, it was getting a little long in the tooth this past year. Had holes and was starting to delaminate in places. Edited to add picture - this picture was added to my Facebook on Aug 17, 2010...I believe that it was taken a month or two before when delivering the boat back from Pensacola but can't confirm.
  4. "Great questions! We patched in a few of our designers and head sailor Ken Read to help answer them… here goes!: Comanche is 2mm shy of 100ft! The mast is 149’ and the width of the boat is about 25’. Draft is 22’, give or take. Comanche has a canting keel. Her overall weight is tba but is estimated around 30-31 tons in the current configuration. @michaelwhasko the foot of the MHO is around 90’. At this time the sail inventory on Comanche consists of an offshore main with 3 reefs (full battens except for the bottom leech batten), J1 (hanks on headstay), roller furling J2 & J3, an A5 off the sprit, a Masthead Genoa/Code 0 (MHO), and a Fractional Code 0 (FRO). (from Kenny: what we used to call Code 0s are now just Genoas!).@sailboats_and_sperrys If you believe the computers, the top speeds for Comanche should be in the 30 knot range before gravity takes over, might jump to 40 knots in the waves (at that stage, you are try to slow down!) Hope this answers your Qs - thanks for getting in touch with us! #sailfast!" From North's Instagram